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Swiss return Nazi-looted goblet

Switzerland announced on Thursday the return of a 17th century silver goblet to the estate of its Jewish owner, 75 years after its purchase at auction in Nazi-era Berlin.

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Swiss unemployment fell to 3 percent in May

Swiss unemployment fell by a monthly 0.1 percent in May to 3.0 percent of the workforce, official data released on Thursday showed.

New citizens offered lessons in being Swiss

New citizens offered lessons in being Swiss

A local councillor in Geneva has decided to offer courses to newly naturalized citizens to teach them what it means to be a good Swiss.

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Canadian ice hockey star electrocuted

A rising ice hockey star from Canada has died in the Bernese Oberland after touching an electric cable.

 

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Landslide risk delays Gotthard rescue

Continuing danger of rock fall at Gotthard may mean the body of a man buried under the debris will have to be dug out by a robot.

Federer ready for fresh joust with Djokovic

Federer ready for fresh joust with Djokovic

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will go head to head for the 26th time in the French Open semi-finals on Friday and both agreed the outcome lay in the lap of the gods.

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Europe’s billionaires ‘at home in Switzerland’

Switzerland is the destination of choice for Europe's wealthiest industrialists, the country's Bilan magazine reported on Wednesday.